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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 22, 2009
  • 02:07 AM

I am a 19 year old female who give birth to a wonderful baby boy 9 months ago. Prior to this delivery I was a very active, healthy, 5'3 120lbs. The pregnancy was healthy and normal except for the last several weeks when my left leg doubled the size of my right and was very painful, an ultrasound was done to check for blood clots and everything was okay. I was two weeks overdue so they induced my labor with pitocen, I had an epidural but after 2.5 hours of pushing I had an emergency c-section. The epidural had been turned off so I was given a spinal and taken to surgery (my first one, and first time ever in the hospital) They made the usual lateral cut but could not get the baby out so they gave me a large T shaped incision. They could not get him out still and had to use something similar to a pry bar to get him out, he was not breathing at first until they gave him CPR. He was sent to the special care nursery for observation and thankfully released after half a day with no problems to the regular floor. My incision was very difficult to heal and keep together, got infected once and I was put on antibotics. Push forward to now 9 months later - I am dealing with swelling in my face, hands, legs, feet. I have alot of fatigue, trouble concentrating, and cannot stand for long periods of time without shooting pains up my legs. I have had MRI, Cat scan, blood tests and still I am just being prescribed a diauretic. Any Ideas?

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  • Thank you for your reply, I will use the links to do some research with.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 22, 2009
    • 03:47 AM
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